BRAUTIGAM Diane L. (Segerstedt). After a long battle with Breast Cancer, Diane passed away on February 10, 2014 in Colorado Springs, CO. She was born on June 22, 1947 in Dorchester, MA. and moved to Colorado Springs in 1988 to work for Colorado Interstate Gas until retirement in 2002. Diane graduated from the University of Massachusetts earning her Bachelor’s degree in Business Management, received her Master’s Degree from Chapman University of California, received her Professional Certification in Human Resources Management from the Society of HR Professionals; and earned the Enrolled Agent Status from the IRS. In her spare time, Diane loved bike riding, hiking, and skiing in the great State of Colorado. Diane is preceded in death by her loving Mom and Dad, James and Vera Farley, her biological father, Arthur Segerstedt, her brother-in-law, John Welsh, and her nephew, Timothy Segerstedt. Diane is survived by her loving husband, Arthur Brautigam, brothers, Peter, Ritchie, and Michael and sisters, Judy, Nancy, and Mackie, numerous nieces and nephews, God Children, friends both in Boston and Colorado Springs. Diane will come home to Boston for her final resting place at Forest Hills Cemetery. Funeral Services will by held at Wm. F. Spencer Funeral Home, 575 East Broadway (at H St), SOUTH BOSTON. Visitation on Wednesday February 19 from 5:00 P.M. 8:00 P.M. A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Brigid's Church, South Boston the following morning at 10:00 A.M. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in her memory to the Sisters of the Holy Spirit, 300 Yucca Street, San Antonio, Texas, 78203. www.spencerfuneralservice.com “The day which we fear as our last is but the Birthday of eternity.”
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Published in Boston Herald on Feb. 18, 2014